Oregon Statutes - Chapter 688 - Therapeutic and Technical Services: Physical Therapists; Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists; Hemodialysis Technicians; Athletic Trainers; Respiratory Therapists - Section 688.815 - Application for license; examination; license by endorsement.

(1) An applicant for a license to practice respiratory care shall submit to the Oregon Health Licensing Agency written evidence that the applicant:

(a) Is at least 18 years of age;

(b) Has completed an approved four-year high school course of study or the equivalent as determined by the appropriate educational agency; and

(c) Has completed a respiratory care education program approved by the American Medical Association in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education or their successors or equivalent organizations, as approved by the Respiratory Therapist Licensing Board.

(2) The applicant shall be required to pass an examination, whereupon the agency may issue to the applicant a license to practice respiratory care.

(3) The agency may choose to issue a license to practice respiratory care by endorsement to:

(a) An applicant who is currently licensed to practice respiratory care under the laws of another state, territory or country if the qualifications of the applicant are considered by the agency to be equivalent to those required in this state; or

(b) An applicant holding a credential conferred by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), or both, providing the credential has not been suspended or revoked. [1997 c.792 §6; 2001 c.40 §1; 2003 c.547 §32; 2005 c.21 §9; 2005 c.648 §43]

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